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MLA: Website Examples

Learn how to create a paper and source citations in MLA style.

Basic Website

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Hille, Karl.
  2. Title of source.      "Hubble Spies Glittering Star Cluster in Nearby Galaxy."
  3. Title of container,    
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,  NASA,
  8. Publication date,     19 Oct. 2018,
  9. Location.     www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/hubble-spies-glittering-star-cluster-in-nearby-galaxy.
  10. Access date.     Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Hille, par. 2)
 
Works Cited:

Hille, Karl. "Hubble Spies Glittering Star Cluster in Nearby Galaxy." NASA, 19 Oct. 2018, www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/hubble-spies-glittering-star-cluster-in-nearby-galaxy. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Web Page with a Corporate Author

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    
  2. Title of source.      "MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) VIS."
  3. Title of container,    
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
  8. Publication date,     12 Feb. 2018,
  9. Location.     www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html.
  10. Access date.     Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
("MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) VIS," par. 3 )
 
Works Cited:
"MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) VIS." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 Feb. 2018, www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.html. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Web Page with No Date

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Lundman, Susan.
  2. Title of source.      "How to Make Vegetarian Chili."
  3. Title of container,     Leaf,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     
  9. Location.     www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-make-vegetarian-chili/.
  10. Access date.      Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Lundman)
 
Works Cited:

Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." Leaf, www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-make-vegetarian-chili/. Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Web Page with No Author and No Date

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    
  2. Title of source.      "Jupiter."
  3. Title of container,    
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,  
  8. Publication date,     
  9. Location.     abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/ast121/lectures/lec19.html.
  10. Access date.     Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
("Jupiter," pars. 4-6)
 
Works Cited:
"Jupiter." abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/ast121/lectures/lec19.html. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Document from a Website

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Quade, Alex.
  2. Title of source.      "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines."
  3. Title of container,     CNN.com,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     19 Mar. 2007,
  9. Location.     www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/15/search.rescue/index.html?iref=newssearch.
  10. Access date.      Accessed 23 Jan. 2018.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Quade)
 
Works Cited:

Quade, Alex. "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines." CNN.com, 19 Mar. 2007, www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/15/search.rescue/index.html?iref=newssearch. Accessed 23 Jan. 2018.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

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